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When is Jumada Al-Thani’s Crescent?

Jumada Al-Thani, Jumada Al-Akhir, or Jumada al-Akhira is the 6th month in the Islamic Hijri Calendar. The origin of the word Jumda, from which the name of the month is derived, is used to denote dry parched land: land devoid of rain, and hence denote the dry months.

Since a year of the Hijri calendar is a lunar-based one that is 11 to 12 days shorter than the solar year, Jumada Al-Thani migrates throughout the seasons.

The lunar phase or phase of the moon is the shape of the illuminated (sunlit) portion of the Moon as seen by an observer on Earth.

The lunar phases change cyclically as the Moon orbits the Earth, according to the changing positions of the Moon and Sun relative to the Earth.

The lunar terminator is the boundary between the illuminated and darkened hemispheres. Each of the four “intermediate” lunar phases is roughly seven days (~7.4 days) but this varies slightly due to the elliptical shape of the Moon’s orbit.

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The eight principal and intermediate phases which take place during a Hijri month are, in sequential order: New Moon, Waxing Crescent, First Quarter, Waxing Gibbous, Full Moon, Waning Gibbous, Last Quarter, and Waning Crescent.

According to astronomical observation and calculations, Jumada Al-Thani of the Hijri year 1437 will start on Thursday March the 10th.

The Astronomical New Moon (conjunction) will take place on Wednesday March 9, 2016 at 1:54 UTC. On March 9, there is very good chance of sighting in central parts of the Americas. Then on March 10, the moon can be seen in the whole world.

Check the following astronomical maps of moon sightseeing to discover the beginning of Jumada Al-Thani month of the Hijri Year 1437 at your location.

Wednesday 9 March 2016 Thursday 10 March 2016